Oceanside Man Pleads Not Guilty to Triple Killing of Doctor's Family

An Oceanside man has pleaded not guilty to killing a well-known Santa Barbara doctor and his family.

Pierre Haobsh, 27, entered his not guilty pleas in San Diego County Superior Court to murder charges in the March 23 killings.

Haobsh will have a preliminary hearing on May 24 to determine whether he will be bound over for trial.

Prosecutors say the 27-year-old Oceanside man shot Dr. Weidong "Henry" Han, his wife and daughter in their multimillion-dollar home on the outskirts of Santa Barbara. Their bodies were found wrapped in plastic.

Han ran a well-known herbal clinic in Santa Barbara for 25 years.

Authorities say the two men had been involved in a business deal and financial gain could have been a motive in the slayings.

Two days after sheriff's deputies found the family members' bodies in their garage, they tracked down Haobsh driving in unincorporated San Diego County at about 12:30 a.m. Friday. They followed him to a gas station in Bonsall, where he was arrested at gunpoint.

Prosecutors have not yet said whether they would pursue the death penalty in the case.

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